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Wednesday 17 January 2018

McGinley chips into golf firm

Harry Leech

Champion golfer Paul McGinley is hoping for a hole in one after making a "significant investment" in a new golf business that aims to take the hassle out of travelling on golfing holidays.

McGinley has taken a minority shareholding in Clubs To Hire, a start-up firm set up by Tony Judge and Gerry McKernan.

The company offers full sets of golf clubs to rent at the destination airport for just €35 per week and is banking on golfers preferring to rent on arrival, rather than pay excess baggage charges of up to €80.

The company opened its first airport shop in Portugal's Faro Airport in June and has already invested €500,000 in the operation. Club To Hire hopes to be fully operational at six airports in the next year.

Sunday Independent

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